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Old 04-18-2009, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have recently purchased an 8820 and an application I require on the phone requires an upgrade of my OS to version 4.5 (currently 4.2).

My issue is I have no software disk or USB cable for my BlackBerry, it only came with a charger.

How do I get the right software onto my PC and how do I then get the upgraded OS onto my BlackBerry?

Is there any way I could put the software directly onto the BlackBerry to avoid the use of the PC?

I know nothing about BlackBerry other than how to use it so a step by step guide would be useful!

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I would strongly suggest checking out BlackBerry FAQ - BlackBerryFAQ. The only way to upgrade your OS is by connecting the device to your PC via the USB cable.
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When you get a PC and a usb cable then go to:
BlackBerry - Update your Device Software

Just borrow a friend's PC and USB to Mini-USB cable
You'll only need it about 45 minutes.
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Thanks, I have a PC (and laptop), just didn't have the software or cable.

I now have a cable and downloaded the software necessary, its updating as I type, thanks for the advice!

Out of interest, do I need to reload the applications onto the phone? or does it do it as a part of the update?

Cheers, Tel
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Thanks, I have a PC (and laptop), just didn't have the software or cable.

I now have a cable and downloaded the software necessary, its updating as I type, thanks for the advice!

Out of interest, do I need to reload the applications onto the phone? or does it do it as a part of the update?

Cheers, Tel
The Desktop Manager Software will automatically reload your apps back onto the phone. You may lose some settings, but the apps will be there.

Congrats on the new phone!
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